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 Post subject: Caravans
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:22 pm 
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Just thought I would be the first to post here.

I,ve got one.

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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:17 pm 
So have I :D
Can anyone recommend any dog friendly sites on West coast? Need to start planning for the summer hols.


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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:52 pm 
I got a trailer tent...does that count..i do know of a dog freindly site,i will see if i can find address,also most of the commune ones allow dogs,the ones we have used have been great.regards nina


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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:36 pm 
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Location: de velo, 15€ par jour
I've got a trailer and a tarpaulin cover. Does that count?

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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:44 pm 
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Here are a few links for caravan sites in France

http://www.campingfrance.com/index.jsp?lg=uk
http://www.eurocampings.co.uk/en/europe/
http://www.alanrogers.com/

Most are dog friendly but you usually find that beaches are closed to dogs between mid June till Mid Sept.

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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:54 pm 
Redbidet wrote:
Just thought I would be the first to post here.

I,ve got one.


And I've got a Trigano Folding Camper.

New forum, new beginning - so let's all say what outfit we've got........

That way we'll all know who's got what and what advice we can ask for...............

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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:08 pm 
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Can we include campervans here?
Ours is a 1994 VW Westfalia florida bought in Germany last year and it took us four months and 600 euros to get the "carte gris"

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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:01 pm 
Thanks for the links Redbidet. Will take a look . Is there anywhere to find out which beaches are not closed to dogs?
Our caravan is a Hobby which we bought second hand from ebay France 3 years ago. Couldn't bear to go through all the paperwork to register a UK one so bought it here.


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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:43 pm 
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Try
http://www.maison-facile.com/014plages_ ... asp?num=00

for a start, but many beaches are not listed. I think you may have to ask at individual tourist info offices.

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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:05 pm 
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Location: cornwall and 24580 dordogne
bought a swift 2004 challenger550se , we are taking it over to leave in france at our barn (well at neighbours ) tow car golf plus 20dti bit small, but van wont be loaded very much


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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:07 pm 
frenchen wrote:
So have I :D
Can anyone recommend any dog friendly sites on West coast? Need to start planning for the summer hols.


camping mayotte , at mayotte, at lake biscarosse ,its a camp site down by the lakes south of bordeaux .nice place


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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:37 pm 
Ours has leaked through the roof vent and knackered the interior roof.

Does anyone know how it is held on? Can't see how to remove it.

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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:56 pm 
We have a Hymer B654 vintage 1991 imported from Germany. Happy to answer queries on importing and registering a camper or caravan.


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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:21 pm 
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Location: South Deux Sevres near Sauze
We have a Sterling Europa 460. Spent the last few years travelling all over France every summer before settling here. Caravan is currently sitting under the hanger and is likely to stay there for some time. It makes an excellent outdoor room during the summer!

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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:02 pm 
Vienne wrote:
Ours has leaked through the roof vent and knackered the interior roof.

Does anyone know how it is held on? Can't see how to remove it.

Thanks

John


The roof vent or the interior lining?? I think you may find that the vent is attached by screws from the inner frame through to the outer to hold it down. They are usually bedded in on really tacky mastic that doesn't cure entirely - allowing flex and creating ( or should) a watertight seal etc.

The interior lining is usally ( it is in our model anyway) vinyl wallpaper type stuff, glued on.

Our caravan is a modest Fleetwood two berth. Has all mod cons including a microwave and Sky TV. It's just behind our barn where we hook it up to the electricity and water.

It's not going anywhere soon so I've augmented the space by building a deck and on that I put a 'Gala tent' marquee that gives us an additionol 4X3 metre space for outdoor living. It's more robust than the awning I had which burst one night at 4am, spilling about 50 litres of rainwater inside. :(

Having camped in the highlands of Scotland as a child, I love being in the caravan. Just like camping but a little more comfort !


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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:31 pm 
Hi Rob

Thanks for the reply.

I did think the vent was a "cat flap" type of installation so I'll measure up and get a new seal.

It's the interior roof that's damaged and I thought it was thin marine ply. TOH said it was vinyl or fablon, so she was right, again.

Now I know how to tackle it.

BTW I bought it for six hundred quid from a bloke in France, the gas pipes leaked and we lost all the gas, the water heater dosen't work but it was water tight once and between the house the caravan we had most facilities and it saved us £400 a week at the local hotel so it's paid for itself. Nevertheless, I like it, albeit hard work.

The awning was brand new but it blew away in a freak gale!

Thanks

John


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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:08 am 
This is what I replaced the awning with. I lag bolted it to the deck. The frame is 1 1/2" steel tubing, so hopefully it will have weathered the winter OK.

I hope so. :o

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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:24 am 
frenchen wrote:
Thanks for the links Redbidet. Will take a look . Is there anywhere to find out which beaches are not closed to dogs?
Our caravan is a Hobby which we bought second hand from ebay France 3 years ago. Couldn't bear to go through all the paperwork to register a UK one so bought it here.



I think you may find the beaches supposedly closed to dogs - have dogs on them! I watched a couple of surfers arrive at a beach at La Tranche sur Mer last year. As they walked past the lifeguards, and the no dogs sign, the lifeguards just asked them to put the dog on a leash.


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 Post subject: Re: Caravans
PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:44 pm 
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Papibryn wrote:
Can we include campervans here?
Ours is a 1994 VW Westfalia florida bought in Germany last year and it took us four months and 600 euros to get the "carte gris"


Perhaps we might be allowed in?
I bought my Venerable Hymer in Germany having disposed of the (Nearly New) Chausson before it fell apart. Before that we had a Caravan (still have it but after living in it full time during house build I now call it the shed). Erka Trailer tent and a Frame tent. So I'm sure I can offer an opinion somewhere :-j
Still going down the Attestation, DIRE, Veritas, route, should finish in the new year at this rate. :YMPRAY:


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